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Attorneys demand return of John Doe documents, investigation

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Attorneys who fought a now-closed probe into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to order prosecutors to return all documents seized in the case and order an investigation into who leaked some of them to a newspaper.

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US Supreme Court sides with state court, Walker investigation won’t be reopened (UPDATE)

Scott Walker

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to reopen a long-stalled investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 campaign against a recall effort, permanently ending a probe that had dogged the Republican even as he launched a brief presidential bid last year.

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Tracking Doe: Investigative proceedings, though one of a kind, have deep historical roots

Ed Fallone is an associate professor of law at Marquette University.

Critics of the John Doe investigations that have dogged Gov. Scott Walker since he took office in 2011 often make much of the fact that Wisconsin is the only state to have a law allowing the frequently secret probes.

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